My book is a story of my life: Margaret Alva

Senior Congress leader Margaret Alva said her book ‘Courage and Commitment’ is based on her life and is not about her conflict with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The book is simply the story of my life – from 1942 to 2014 detailing its trials and triumphs. It was meant to show how a woman, a minority, from a small town middle class family grew up and survived in the turbulent politics of her times, without the backing of money power or business lobbies,” Alva said in a statement.

She said, she has not “attacked” the Congress president in the book “for whom I have the greatest respect and affection, or the Congress Party for which I have worked for over 45 years.

  • Via this book, Alva narrates her forty-year career under four Prime Ministers, namely Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.
  • In the book, the Alva narrates her trials and triumphs and controversies that rocked her career as a politician leading to expulsion from Congress Party in 1979.

Margaret Alva:-

Margaret Alva was born Margaret Nazareth on 14 April 1942 in a Christian family at Mangalore, Karnataka. She obtained a BA degree from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and a law degree from Government Law College in the same city.

  • she was the governor of the Indian state of Rajasthan until the end of her tenure in August 2014.she had previously been governor of Uttarakhand.

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